Saltburn to Runswick
Saltburn is a four hour walk from Runswick, but just a 45 minute bus ride away. We followed the Cleveland Way footpath and stopped about 9 miles through for a couple of pints and a jacket potato. The sun was beating hard and my face knew all about it.
Saltburn cliff railway
Supposedly the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the world (when it's operating) ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltb...
Perhaps a memorial to the two lads who fell to their deaths from this cliff in March 2017.
Hunt Cliff Reserve
At various points on this section of the Cleveland Way are information signs providing a background to the history, flora, fauna and geology along the walk.
Unknown feature on the low tide sands below. There was no evidence of it being a man-made artefact.
I wasn't paying any notice to its origin but its provenance is documented here ... www.hidden-teesside.co.uk/2...
Across the wheat, the shell of a former mine vent stands evidence to recent mining activity.
The sunlight picked out the various colours of sea-washed sand, cloud against blue sea, fields of kelp on the beach and grasses on the land.
On the highest point of the Boulby Cliffs, were a few odd roots, stumps and branches. And a million Calder Bees.
Boulby cliff edge
Some nicely (and precipitously) sited houses near the cliffs between Boulby and something marked on the OS map as 'Cowbar'.
When I return to Runswick, a close-up visit to Port Mulgrave is on my to-do list. Evidently, this was both a mining station served by an underground railway, and a fishing port too.
Ambition fulfilled May 2018 :-) Photos ... rossofmoffat.com/albums/por...